Every individual encounters a number of stressful situations in the span of his or her life. Each of us respond differently owing to many factors – our perception of the stressful situation, genetic predisposition, family and social support and other stressors present at the time – they all play a role in determining our response to any situation. In general, the more difficult the stressful situation and the longer it lasts in an individual’s life, the more it has the potential to deplete the coping resources of the person. At such times, people are more vulnerable to developing faulty thinking patterns that further damages their perception of self and the world. This negative view of life then begins to interfere with their personal, professional and social life. It also has a profound effect on their physical health – general aches and pains, headaches, increased/decreased appetite and sleep, lethargy and reduced immunity are some of the most common effects of negative thinking.
It is therefore, of utmost importance to skilfully fight the stressors and prevent yourself from developing negative thoughts. Confronting issues head on may be burdensome, but it may be the healthiest way to handle situations that generate worry, fear or anxiousness. Addressing problems, instead of denying, burying or running away from them is the only way to lessen the hardship caused by these types of situations. Introspection or “looking into one’s thoughts” is a very good method of identifying thinking errors. You can also seek help from a professional and learn to be aware and proactive about your mental well-being. Do not suffer in silence, talk to somebody today.
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